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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2002): Social Care - UK - Community Care

CARE MANAGEMENT IN SOCIAL AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE: THE GATESHEAD COMMUNITY CARE SCHEME

D. Challis and others

Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2002

This book examines the Gateshead Community Care scheme, which provided care management for highly vulnerable people, from several perspectives. It explores:

  • co-ordinated and integrated care;
  • service context and research design;
  • care management in the social care scheme;
  • the role of helpers and their experience of the scheme;
  • responding to particular needs;
  • outcomes for older people;
  • outcomes for carers;
  • costs and outcomes of care.

THE SINGLE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

H. Ormiston

MCC: Building Knowledge for Integrated Care, vol. 10, no. 2, April 2002, p. 38-43

Article analyses key elements and suggests methods to be adopted in revising local approaches to community care assessment to bring practice into line with government requirements as laid out in the National Service Framework for Older People.

VALUED ASSETS

J. James

Guardian Society, May 8th 2002, p. 6

Carers are saving the government an average £10,000 each, or £57 bn a year in total, new calculations by the charity Carers UK suggest. In the report, Without Us, the charity calls for greater recognition and help for carers and a "new status" reflecting that they are neither employed nor unemployed.

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